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NEWS: CDKN supported journalist wins award


Ghanaian journalist Kofi Adu Domfeh has been awarded the African Press Organisation (APO) Energy Media Award. 

DUBAI, UAE – Kofi Adu Domfeh from Ghana, has been selected as the first place winner of the 2015 APO Energy Media Award. Kofi is one of five African journalists supported by a CDKN project which seeks to increase coverage of climate change in African media.

Kofi won an all expenses trip to Dubai to attend the Africa Energy Forum. He also won a year’s access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide.

The APO Energy Media Award celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Energy in Africa. The subject matter may comprise a single topic or a variety of subjects, including – but not limited to – oil, gas, electricity, geothermal energy, hydropower, solar energy, wind power, nuclear, coal, biomass and more. Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact.

His report entitled ‘Future Concern is No Longer About Energy Security But Climate Change’  stood out for the quality of the reporting, and the depth of analysis into Ghana’s efforts to diversify from fossil fuels and address climate change. Domfeh’s report also gave voice to the many opinions of African experts and advocates in the energy sector.

“We warmly congratulate Kofi Adu Domfeh for winning the 2015 APO Energy Media Award. We hope that this experience at the Africa Energy Forum in Dubai will be a memorable one for him”, commented Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, APO Founder and CEO.

APO  is the sole press release newswire in Africa and is a global leader in media relations relating to Africa.

Kofi was one of five African journalists supported by CDKN to attend COP 20 in Lima, Peru in 2014 and has been supported through a CDKN project that promotes the communicating of climate change issues in African media. The journalists have also been tasked with articulating the position of the African Group of Negotiators in mainstream media.

Article sourced from African Press Organization.

 

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